An inspiring biography of a non-violent human rights activist around LGBT issues. Magnus Hirschfeld's views on the LGBT community were so progressive for their time that they sound as if they were conceived in our decade. He stated, back in the 1890s, that being gay was "a normal variant of human sexuality." Hirschfeld organized against Germany's repressive sodomy laws during a time when few people were public about even their own sexuality, let alone their politics about being LGBT. Only when the Nazis came to power and destroyed his Institute for Sexual Science, did this Jewish, gay man determine that it was unwise to return to Germany. Enjoy the review.

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